The purpose of this accelerated program is to allow undergraduate students to complete an undergraduate and graduate degree in the equivalent of five years of study (depending on course load).
Undergraduate students in their 3rd or 4th year, once accepted into the 4+1 program, will be required to take SOC 550 - Applied and Evaluation Research Methods, and two 500-level elective seminar courses. They will also be encouraged, but not required, to take SOC 540 - Social Theory and Application. SOC 540 has a prerequisite of an undergraduate theory course in social science, so it cannot replace the students’ undergraduate theory requirement. It can, however, count as undergraduate elective credit.
After graduation with their B.A., students will need to take one of their Tool Skill requirements during the summer between their senior year and their graduate year. The exception to this will be students who have not taken SOC 540, as they will need to plan to take two summer tool skill courses or take one each summer.
During the one year of coursework, 4+1 students will take SOC 551 and SOC 552 (Statistics I & II), the Master’s Research Practicum, and two Tool Skill electives. Students who have not taken SOC 540 will also have to take that during their fall semester. The expectation is that students will take 9 credit hours per AY semester to complete the accelerated program.
If you are interested in this program, please contact:
Department of Criminology, Anthropology, and Sociology
Rhodes Tower (RT) 1721